Most major style trends you can see coming from a mile away. Others? Well, let’s just they just hit out of nowhere. Such is the case with today’s surge of stylish Hawaiian shirts, a classic menswear item that hit peak popularity in the 1950s and has since been mostly confined to the closet of your crazy uncle.
Today’s Hawaiian shirts—seen on runways from the likes of Prada and Ralph Lauren—are actually quite awesome, and mainly because they come in more muted colors and tones than you’re probably used to (you know: making it much easier to rock an island look without appearing like a Parrothead). Here I’ve compiled the best ones you can buy right now via Amazon. But before you get tropical, here’s one piece of advice: stick with shades of blue (also a key trend right now). It pairs easily with blue or even white jeans. And don’t miss our collection of summer style essentials.
Go Barefoot Tahitian Pullover
$60, buy now at amazon.com
This reverse fabric (inside out) gives you the slightly faded, muted tones you want.
Polo Ralph Lauren Floral Print Linen Shirt
$79.50, buy now at amazon.com
This linen number has a prepster button down collar and a shirt tail bottom hem.
Reyn Spooner Haukalali Tapered Fit Shirt
$98, buy now at amazon.com
This sports a rare tapered fit but also a shirt tail bottom hem.
Tori Richard Hull of Fame Cotton Lawn Shirt
$94, buy now at amazon.com
This features snappy mother-of-pearl buttons as well as a print-matched chest pocket.
Kahala Surfs Carving Severson Shirt
$99, buy now at amazon.com
Made in the U.S.A., this Hawaiian shirt is an instant surfer classic.
Rainbow Jo Turtle Shores Shirt
$80, buy now at amazon.com
This one isn’t only prewashed for comfort, but it’s also handmade and hand silk-screened in Bali.
Johari West Geometric Forest Tropical Batik Shirt
$44, buy now at amazon.com
Each shirt is a one of a kind batik pattern, proving that no two Hawaiian shirts are exactly the same.
Vintage Silk Camp Shirt
$34.99, buy now at amazon.com
The silk and linen blend feels great and features some snappy coconut shell buttons.
Good Life Camp Floral Shirt
$39.99, buy now at amazon.com
This is just about the best quality silk you can get for the price.
Artisan Outfitters Outer Banks Batik Print Shirt
$38, buy now at amazon.com
This is not only hand-crafted and dyed but features side vents for ease of movement.
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